Ever since my sister-in-law Kim shared her discovery of Treat Farm last fall (and posted beautiful photos again early this spring), I've been wanting to visit this tucked-away place. So when Boppa and Gommy suggested that we go for a hike to this old farmstead last weekend, I was delighted.
This peaceful property is a part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. But unlike most places where the public is welcome, there are no trail markers, plaques, or signs of any kind. The history of the land remains a bit of a mystery to visitors passing through.
A narrow winding path leads away from the farm buildings, out into the meadow, and through the woods before it opens up on a tremendous bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. As we stood in awe of the view, we wondered together who came before us, all those years ago, and settled in this beautiful place.